Saturday, March 24, 2007

WCW: Sabu

Terry Michael Brunk (born December 12, 1964) is an American pro wrestler, better known by his ring name, Sabu. Sabu is currently signed to WWE wrestling on its ECW brand. He is perhaps best-known for his appearances with ECW throughout the 1990s, where he developed his high-risk hardcore wrestling technique.

Sabu appeared on WCW and won two of his three matches in 1995 against Mr. JL and Disco Inferno. Sabu kayfabe "went against the script" by defeating Alex Wright, only to have the ruling reversed by disqualification when he continued to fight after the bell. WCW did not like his violent style and unwillingness to lose a match, and thus did not offer Sabu a long-term contract. Sabu was the first wrestler to dive off the entrance sign during an episode of RAW on February 24, 1997, while WWE and ECW were cross-promoting. He had actually lost his balance before diving off, but managed to reposition himself in mid-air to land on Team Taz.

WCW signed Sabu to a contract in 2000, but legal action threatened by ECW precluded Sabu from ever making an appearance before WCW's demise. From 2000 to 2001, he had a successful run in California's XPW, which catapulted him back into the national spotlight after Paul Heyman had tried to prevent him from working outside of ECW by actually suing him in court for breach of contract, when---as it turned out---Heyman was actually the one who had breached Sabu's contract.

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